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Disability Day: FG to launch sports club, CSO for PWDs

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetAhead of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDs) on Thursday, December 3, with the theme “Building Back better: Toward a Disability- Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post COVID-19 World”, the Federal government has put plans in place to launch a therapeutic sports club and civil society organisation (CSO) for people with

SSA to President on Disability Affairs Nominate Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki for “Pillar of Disability In Nigeria” Award.

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetDr. Samuel Ankeli, the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on Disabilities has shortlisted erstwhile Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as a recipient of the ‘Pillar of Disability in Nigeria’ award in commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In a statement released on Tuesday, Saraki said he was pleasantly surprised

United Nations urged to include more women with disabilities ahead of election race

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe United Nations is being urged by campaigners round the world to ensure more women with disabilities are elected to positions of leadership. Sightsavers Nigeria is urging their UN representative to vote for diversity in the upcoming UN elections for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The call is part

DISABILITY BILL: CCD LAUDS EKITI STATE GOVT FOR PASSAGE

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has commended the Ekiti Government for the passage of the state’s disability law. Executive Director of the centre, Mr David Anyaele, gave the commendation in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Kola Ogunbiyi, the Senior Programme Officer. “We received

Gov. Okezie’s aide advocates passage of disability act in Abia

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetMr Samuel Ekeoma, a Senior Special Adviser on Disability to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, has urged the State House of Assembly to pass the disability bill for Persons Living with Disability (PWDs). Ekeoma told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone on Saturday that the passage of the bill would give

CCD Commends Ikpeazu For Appointing 2 PWDs

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has commended the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for appointing two Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) into his administration as senior special assistants.This was contained in a press statement by the executive director of the centre, David Anyaele, who described the gesture as Ikpeazu’s commitment towards reducing

Persons with disability in Niger State lament shortchange in SPW Scheme

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetPersons Living with Disability PLWD, in Niger State, have decried the poor treatment of its members in the ongoing Special Public Workers, SPW Scheme of the Federal Government in the state. The chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability in Niger State, Isah Abdullahi who led a protest to the

Coalition Push for Adoption of African Disability Protocols

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetA coalition of non-governmental organisations has formed a think-tank group that will push the federal government to see the need to adopt the continental disability law.This was in view of the fact that about six countries have already ratified the Africa Disability Protocols (ADPs) across the continent. Speaking at a virtual second round-table

COVID19: ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE? BY DESTINY CHUKWUMA DICKSON

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetChalya and Rejoice are businesswomen. Like most people across the globe, the COVID19 pandemic has had devastating effect on their business. The duo have had to embrace the social media and other digital tools to promote sales. Increase in daily orders ensures that the economy continues to breathe despite the storm. This is

#ENDSARS VIDEO: DISABILITY COMMUNITY SUPPORTS PROTEST

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetEnough is enough. a disabled lady speaks out in a youtube video by Sahara Tv…..